Western Michigan University Natural Areas Program, in cooperation with the Stewards of Kleinstuck, developed an ecological management plan that outlines priorities with regard to invasive species, native plants, trails, and other natural and cultural features of the preserve. This document helps guide staff and volunteers in appropriate management activities within the preserve and provides continuity from year to year.
The current trail contour map shows points of entry from public and private access points surrounding the Kleinstuck Preserve. Currently, the only deeded access that Western Michigan University maintains is the entrance off of Stearn Street. Presently there are no ADA-accessible entrances to the preserve; however, unpaved trails off of Hudson Street and the YMCA parking lot are of minor grade.
The topographic contour map of Kleinstuck Preserve shows the unique features of this former kettle bog. The main ring trail runs around the lower elevation of the bowl just above ordinary high water mark in the marsh. All trails leading into the preserve (except for the Hudson Street entrance) descend up to 50 feet from the surrounding landscape.